St Petersburg, Florida – Tropicana Field
In-Ring Segment: Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman
Reigns says he hears Kevin Owens is going to deliver a message to him tonight. No, he’s not. We aren’t going to see Owens tonight because Reigns says so. Owens and Adam Pearce think they got one over on him but they didn’t. Reigns says “card subject to change” is for losers. Pearce claims to be hurt, every part of Reigns’s hurts. Maybe Reigns should say the same. Maybe he’s too hurt from carrying this company for years.
Pearce walks to the ring and says this is too much. Reigns calls Pearce Owens’ bitch. If Pearce is Owens; bitch, he most certainly is Reigns’ as well. Heyman snickers in the background. Pearce says he has to take the disrespect from Reigns but he damn sure doesn’t have to take it from Heyman. Reigns tells Heyman not to take that. Heyman tells Pearce that he’s from New York and he’ll beat Pearce’s ass. Heyman challenges Pearce to a match. Pearce says it’s official.
Backstage, Heyman says he knew what Reigns was thinking. That’s why he challenged Pearce. Reigns says that’s not what he wanted Heyman to do. Heyman was just supposed to eviscerate Pearce verbally. Reigns tells Heyman that he represents him so Heyman needs to be a man and face Pearce. Heyman is stunned. Reigns walks away.
Adam Pearce vs. Paul Heyman
As Pearce waits in the ring, Heyman power walks to the ring. Heyman is taping his fists. Heyman falls while entering the ring. Heyman claims a knee injury. Heyman says you know what they say, card subject to change. Roman Reigns music hits. Reigns stomps his way down the ramp. Reigns gets in the ring and Superman punches Pearce.
Adam Pearce vs. Roman Reigns
Reigns tosses Pearce out of the ring. Reigns grabs Pearce and launches him over the barricade. Reigns sends Pearce into the Thunderdome screens. Reigns takes Pearce over to the staging area. Reigns throws Pearce onto the staging. Someone attacks Reigns from behind wearing a hoodie. It’s Kevin Owens. Owens and Reigns fight down to the ring. Reigns tries a Superman punch but Owens reverses it into a Stunner. Reigns rolls out of the ring. Owens beats Reigns into the barricade. Referees and officials pull Owens off of Reigns. Owens runs back and kicks Reigns in the head. Owens drops Reigns with the Stunner. Owens lifts Reigns in the air and hits a popup powerbomb through the announce table.